to provide seniors, living in a Christian community, with an enriched quality of life
to be Canada’s premier seniors’ living community
Acting with integrity
Maintaining our vision
Willingness to innovate
Ensuring sound stewardship
Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.
In the early 1990s, a small group of Christians studying the book of James began discussing how faith could be demonstrated in practical terms. They began to develop a vision of a Christian retirement community where independent living, assisted living and residential care would all be available on one site. The goal was to build a village so that as care needs increased, most residents, including husbands and wives, would be able to stay in the Elim community.
Soon other visionaries joined to form a committee.
“With nothing but lint in their pockets and faith,”
They formed the Elim Foundation and gathered seed money for early development costs. Soon after, they established Elim Housing Society.
A few years later and with the help of 70 committed investors, the society took the significant step of buying land in Surrey, BC. The first set of duplexes and a condo building went up in 2001. From there the Elim retirement community continued to develop.
Blessings rained on the visionary seed and slowly it grew into an oasis. More than two decades later after the initial discussion, the vision of Elim is a reality. Elim Village now offers a full range of senior’s housing and care options in a retirement community tightly bonded by faith.
Great is the Lord’s faithfulness.
Our Management Team
Elim’s Management Team is a unique blend of tested and experienced professionals working together in making our vision a reality in providing an enriched quality of life for seniors living within Elim’s Christian community. There is a deep commitment to working as a team to earn the reputation as “Canada’s Premier Seniors Living Community”. We believe a key contributing factor in our success is dependent on our maximizing the support of our staff and encouraging the skills and unique gifts they bring to Elim Village.
Ron joined Elim in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer and accepted the position of Executive Director in 2012. His strong leadership skills, knowledge in commerce and strengths in communication have contributed greatly towards improving Elim’s organizational efficiency within the not-for-profit sector.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY CARE
Specializing in gerontology since 1980, Marian joined Elim in 2004 and was directly involved in the development and opening of the Emerald Assisted Living in 2005. Her responsibilities as Director of Community Care include the management of the Emerald, along with the provision of community care services for our Independent Living residents.
DIRECTOR OF CARE
Jennifer graduated with her Bachelor in Nursing Degree in 1991 from the University of Manitoba followed by obtaining her certificate in Health Care Management. Jennifer has over 10 years of experience as a Director of Care at Tabor Home and Laurel Place. Jennifer joined our management team in July 2013.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Sandra joined the team in 2010 bringing along 20 years of professional experience in a variety of industries as a Director of Operations and Finance, Contract Internal Controller, and Senior External Auditor. Sandra has extensive experience in: creating financial statements, performance budgets, budget forecasting, completing audits, and preparation of corporate and personal tax returns and payroll.
TERRY LYNN DRYFHOUT
MANAGER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INVESTOR RELATIONS
Terry-Lynn joined Elim in 2006 accepting a mandate to restore, expand, and manage the existing Investment program. Since then, she has raised over 45 million dollars in investments and manages approximately 350 investor portfolios. Terry Lynn also acts as a Communication liaison for Elim’s Independent residents.
MANAGER OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS
In this new role, Sheldon will provide leadership to the overall business operations in Surrey and Garrison Crossing with the goal of promoting high level customer service to residents. He will oversee a number of departments including facilities and maintenance, security and reception, as well as, manage our major contractors.
MANAGER OF HUMAN RESOURCES
With almost a decade of experience in the HR field, especially with working with Union based companies, Valentina joined Elim in 2012. Valentina is a Certified Human Resources Professional and a current member of the Human Resources Association of British Columbia
SALES AND MARKETING
David earned his real estate license from UBC’s Sauder School of Business and subsequently obtained his Broker’s license. David joined Elim Village in 2005. His 36 year history and experience in real estate and real estate development acquisitions is recognized as a key contributing factor to where Elim is today.
Board of Directors
Elim Housing Society is a not-for-profit Society governed by a Board of Directors elected from its membership. The Board serves without remuneration and the Directors do not receive any profits or advantages from their position as Directors.
- Thomas Crump – Chairman
- Chuck Gerber – Vice Chairman
- Monica Wutzke – Secretary
- Bert Busink
- Harry Hoff
- Tako van Popta
- Lorna de Rham
- Bill Rinsma
- Jan Thomas
We value our investor program as a large percentage of Elim’s development has been funded through private investments.
Typically, our investments carry a 2-year term and interest is paid on an annual basis. Listed below are the available investment options.
WE CURRENTLY OFFER:
Promissory Notes: Unsecured, returning at Prime plus 1/4% (not to exceed 7%).
Bonds: Secured returning Prime only (not to exceed 7%).
Currently, we also have 3 and 5 year term bonds returning at a fixed rate of 3.5 % and 4%. Rates are variable and are determined by the Royal Bank of Canada. As of February 1, 2016, prime rate is listed at 2.70%.
Please feel free to call to discuss available options that might better complement your particular financial situation. If you are interested in investment options, please contact Terry-Lynn Dryfhout at 604.583.3546 ext. 4031.
The Elim Foundation raises funds through Charitable Gifts and Planned Giving to ensure the ongoing financial viability of the Elim Christian Care Society and its endeavours.
Charitable Gifts – Gifts can be made to the Foundation and Elim Christian Care society will be used to support new and ongoing projects, thus ensuring overall sustainability the of village. Financial assistance to residents will also be considered based on individual situations. Gifts received by the Foundation or by Elim Christian Care Society may be directed as per request of the donor provided they align with Elim’s vision.
Planned Giving – We have access to professional services to provide assistance in Wills & Estate Planning. It is Elim’s hope to receive future estate gifts in order to secure the future financial viability of Elim Village.
Memorial Landmarks – These are currently available in the form of memorial benches. Elim is open to discussions regarding more significant gifts to support larger projects such as gardens, equipment and buildings.
If you are interested in investment options, please contact Terry-Lynn Dryfhout at 604.583.3546 ext. 4031.
Successful people at Elim Village come from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of experiences. Our strong commitment to creating a collaborative working environment means we have an appreciation for the unique talents and skills of all staff members while sharing a clear, unified and passionate commitment to our purpose and values.
So what exactly are we looking for when we recruit new people? Along with the necessary qualifications, we are also looking for people with integrity, individuals who understand the value of a team and can build effective relationships with both residents and other staff members. Qualified people with a desire to provide exceptional service from the heart.
WHY CHOOSE ELIM VILLAGE
We know that there are a number of opportunities for qualified care professionals, like you, in the market today.
That said we believe that the work environment at Elim Village is both unique and superior in a number of ways.
Our distinctive approach is:
ROOTED IN Christian Principles
DRIVEN BY our commitment to the whole person
FOCUSED ON resident’s, staff and families
DEMONSTRATED THROUGH teamwork and mutually beneficial relationships
SUPPORTED BY innovative thinking and ongoing learning
OUR COMMITMENT TO PEOPLE
We recognize that our success rests on our staff. For this reason we provide opportunities to grow and learn.
We are currently accepting applications for:
We are looking for an Operations Coordinator (OC) who supports all administrative functions within the Community Care department. The OC will possess strong administrative and communication skills along with a solid grasp of good business practices in order to help the department run effectively and efficiently.Learn More
Licensed Practical Nurses
Assisted Living LPNs at Elim Village are responsible for the delivery of resident care, utilizing the nursing process of assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation.Learn More
We are looking for a Grounds Supervisor who is responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of Elim’s grounds in Surrey and Chilliwack. This position oversees the planting, cultivating and harvesting of horticultural specialties, and performs related duties, applying knowledge of environmental systems. During the winter, upkeep of the grounds will include snow removal services.Learn More
Registered Nurses at Elim Village are responsible for the delivery of a broad scope of care and safety to residents. The RN is accountable for ongoing Clinical Best Practice Guideline assessments and intervention for all residents.Learn More
This position is responsible for carrying out resident-centered activity programs such as: creative arts, fitness, music, gardening, bus outings, social events, cognition programs, and many other activities. Their role is to support residents as they learn new techniques.Learn More
Resident Care Attendant
Resident Care Attendants are at the forefront of providing personal care to our residents and ensuring their safety and well-being. We are looking for individuals who have excellent communication skills, are team-oriented, and have genuine empathy towards the elderly.Learn More
We are looking for Recreation Assistants whose role is to carry out resident-centered activities in order to support, encourage facilitate meaningful opportunities for residents.Learn More
To apply for any of the positions available at Elim Village, please refer to the job description for more details. We look forward to meeting you!